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The Penn State Aftermath Thread *Penalty Post #403*

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by Joe Realist, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. Joe Realist

    Joe Realist No Kool-Aid here!

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    Will be released 9am EST on 7/12. I am sure there will be many comments, so here is the thread starter.
  2. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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  3. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    I'm guessing that's Louis Freeh, former director of the FBI... but that is just a guess...
  4. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    Ah, thanks.
  5. StanleySpadowski

    StanleySpadowski Active Member

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    This is a CYA attempt by the Trustees and a bad one at that. How can anyone write a report on this scandal without even attempting to interview several of the major people is beyond me.
  6. StevenOtero

    StevenOtero Well-Known Member

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  7. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    "Our most saddening and sobering finding is the total disregard for the safety and welfare of Sandusky's child victims by the most senior leaders at Penn State," Freeh wrote.

    "The most powerful men at Penn State failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who Sandusky victimized."

    He went on to name four former school officials -- former President Graham Spanier, former Vice President Gary Schultz, former head coach Joe Paterno, and former athletic director Tim Curley.

    LINK to full article
  8. ZBTHorton

    ZBTHorton New Member

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    Really hope they tear down that statue. Make a statement PSU.
  9. 03EBZ06

    03EBZ06 Need2Speed

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    This article is very saddening and makes me angry that so many men in such a powerful position allowed and empowered a serial child molester to continue on for so long when they could have easily stopped this monster on his track 14 years ago.
  10. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    From the time this story broke, .. common sense told us that these guys had to know early on.

    Now there is a paper trail, and we know for certain.

    Hard to imagine anyone could ever turn their back on a child going through this sort of thing, .. no matter what was at stake.
  11. Double Trouble

    Double Trouble Well-Known Member

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    Multiple incidents, and he evidently did nothing. This looks really bad for him, and the university as a whole. I had hoped he would be proven to have had little or no knowledge of any of this, but the facts appear to show otherwise.
  12. Joe Realist

    Joe Realist No Kool-Aid here!

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    I know many PSU people and I told them in March 2011 when ESPN had a blurb about a Grand Jury investigating Sandusky. They think that PSU is this oasis that is not like any other place on earth, They treat JoePa as god, I say he is a powerful man with ego. He wanted the wins record, wanted 400 wins, etc. Things happen that they may not know of..then bam..this happens and we see PSU act like a corporation that is only interested in protecting their brand.
  13. Double Trouble

    Double Trouble Well-Known Member

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    Wow. If this report is generally accurate, they shouldn't just remove Paterno's statue, they should remove every notion of his existence from their campus. They'll live under the cloud of this for years.
  14. StevenOtero

    StevenOtero Well-Known Member

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    Yep, and you know what's really sad about this? I'm sure this is going on more than we'll ever know.
  15. StevenOtero

    StevenOtero Well-Known Member

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    heh

    [IMG]

    They should be forced to change their logo to that as a fair warning to everyone.
  16. Kingsmith88

    Kingsmith88 Benched

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    :rolleyes:
  17. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    So now we, the public, know that they knew something as early as 1998.

    Who knows, they may have known something or suspected something prior to that.

    So it's 14 yrs later, ... by now, they probably thought they were going to get away with it.

    Hard to understand what drives some men.
  18. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    They almost HAVE to retire the statue or forever wear a scarlet letter...
  19. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    Statue of Paterno?
  20. Kingsmith88

    Kingsmith88 Benched

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    He (Sandusky) was being investigated by the missing and since pronounced dead DA back then, and the DA dropped the case. Joe had too much power and should have been fired years ago. People in central PA had heard rumors about Sandusky's molestations years ago around 2008. He was hired as a Volunteer football coach at a high school where he was given unfettered access to the kid who eventually caused the serious investigation. The Governor of the state had a case in 2008 (as attorney general) and failed to prosecute. The entire state and everyone with power failed. The university, high schools, statewide and local government all failed those children.

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